Spokesperson of the Vietnam Foreign Ministry Nguyen Phuong Nga made the statement on August 8, when replying to reporters’ questions about
|Spokesperson of the Vietnam Foreign Ministry Nguyen Phuong Nga|
According to Xinhua, from June 13-July 30, the China Geological Survey cooperated with a French company. The Chinese research vessel Tan Bao Hao undertook the mission to conduct a scientific survey in sea areas stretching from the western part of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago (called “Xisha” in Xinhua’s report) to the northern part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago (called “Nansha” in Xinhua’s report).
“Concerning operations of the vessel Tan Bao Hao, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s representatives met the Chinese side and stressed